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Andrew Baker Davidson

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Botetourt, Virginia
Death: August 1861 (82)
Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia, Confederate States of America
Immediate Family:

Son of William Davidson, Sr. and Martha Davidson
Husband of Susan Davidson
Father of William L. Davidson, MD; James Dorman Davidson; Gen. Alexander H. Davidson, USA; Rev. Charles Baker Davidson, DD and Henry Gamble Davidson, MD (CSA)
Brother of William Davidson, Jr.; Baker Davidson; Thomas Davidson; Joseph Davidson and Sarah Davidson

Occupation: Presbyterian Minister
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About Rev. Andrew Baker Davidson

Andrew Baker Davidson was the son of William Davidson, Sr. and wife Martha Baker. He was born in Botetourt County, Virginia in 1778. He married Susan Dormer of Rockbridge County, Virginia. He died in Lexington, Rockbridge County, Virginia in August 1861.

Andrew attended Liberty Hall Academy, graduating in 1807 as a Presbyterian minister.He served as pastor of Cook's Creek Church, Mossy Creek Church, Oxford Church and Bethesda Church. In 1814 he was assigned to a church in Lexington and became the principal of Ann Smith Academy, a girl's school. From 1815 to 1857 he was a trustee at Washington College in Lexington.

Andrew and Susan had five sons, all of whom attended Washington College. One son fought with the Union Army and one fought with the Confederate Army.

Children of Rev. Andrew Baker Davidson and wife Susan Dorman:

  • William L. Davidson, physician, died in 1830.
  • James Dorman Davidson, 1810-1882, studied law and wrote poetry.
  • Alexander H. Davidson, settled in Indiana, became a general for the Union army during the Civil War, and died in Indianapolis, Indiana, on March 28, 1868.
  • Charles Baker Davidson, Episcopal clergyman, rector of St. John's Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, died October 5, 1874.
  • Henry Gamble Davidson, teacher, physician, surgeon, served in the Confederate army during the US Civil War., died in January, 1884.
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Rev. Andrew Baker Davidson's Timeline

Botetourt, Virginia
Age 29
Age 31
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
Age 39
Age 45
Rockbridge, Virginia, United States
August 1861
Age 82
Lexington, Rockbridge, Virginia, Confederate States of America